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China to display missile weapon equipment in military museum

By Xinhua

BEIJING - The construction of an exhibition that will feature the nation's missile weapons equipment and technology started in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution Friday in Beijing.

The construction work should be completed by the end of June, the museum said, adding that it would be the only exhibition of its type in the country.

Popular science about missiles and the insight of various experts on the weapon, including Qian Xuesen, will also be on display, according to the museum.

Also known as Tsien Hsue-shen, Qian played a key role in China's missile and aviation programs after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

The museum signed an agreement with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, a major missile weapon equipment developer, in February 2016, to jointly build the exhibition.

The museum said the exhibition would be an educational base for promoting patriotism, in addition to being a popular science park for defense weapons and equipment.

It will be located at the science and technology hall, which includes 10 sections and covers an area of about 10,000 square meters.

The museum was opened to the public in August 1960 as the only state-level military museum in China.

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